|Jarrett Krosoczka: Why lunch ladies are heroes - TED.com|
Children’s book author Jarrett Krosoczka shares the origins of the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, in which undercover school heroes serve lunch…and justice! His new project, School Lunch Hero Day, reveals how cafeteria lunch staff provide more than food, and illustrates how powerful a thank you can be.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; book; children; education; TED@NYC; 2014
|Dan Barasch: A park underneath the hustle and bustle of New York City - TED.com|
Dan Barasch and James Ramsey have a crazy plan — to create a park, filled with greenery, underneath New York City. The two are developing the Lowline, an underground greenspace the size of a football field. They're building it in a trolley terminal abandoned in 1948, using technology that harvests sunlight above-ground and directs it down below. It's a park that can thrive, even in winter.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; New York; architecture; cities; TED@NYC; 2014
|Christopher Emdin: Teach teachers how to create magic - TED.com|
What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it’s a skill we often don't teach to educators. The science advocate (and cofounder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan) offers a vision to make the classroom come alive.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; education; music; science; TED@NYC; 2013
|Matthew O'Reilly: “Am I dying?” The honest answer. - TED.com|
Matthew O’Reilly is a veteran emergency medical technician on Long Island, New York. In this talk, O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks him: “Am I going to die?”
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; death; health; medicine; TED@NYC; 2014
|Jill Shargaa: Please, please, people. Let's put the 'awe' back in 'awesome' - TED.com|
Which of the following is awesome: your lunch or the Great Pyramid of Giza? Comedian Jill Shargaa sounds a hilarious call for us to save the word "awesome" for things that truly inspire awe.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; comedy; humor; language; TED@NYC; 2014
|Joy Sun: Should you donate differently? - TED.com|
Technology allows us to give cash directly to the poorest people on the planet. Should we do it? In this thought-provoking talk, veteran aid worker Joy Sun explores two ways to help the poor.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TED Fellows; global issues; money; TED@NYC; 2014
|Clint Smith: The danger of silence - TED.com|
"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; poetry; social change; spoken word; TED@NYC; 2014
|Sally Kohn: Let’s try emotional correctness - TED.com|
It's time for liberals and conservatives to put aside their political differences and really listen to each other, says political pundit Sally Kohn. In this optimistic talk, Kohn shares what she learned as a progressive lesbian talking head on Fox News. It’s not about political correctness, she says, but rather, emotional correctness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; journalism; media; news; politics; TED@NYC; 2013
|Sally Kohn: Don't like clickbait? Don't click - TED.com|
Doesn't it seem like a lot of online news sites have moved beyond reporting the news to openly inciting your outrage (and your page views)? News analyst Sally Kohn suggests — don't engage with news that looks like it just wants to make you mad. Instead, give your precious clicks to the news sites you truly trust.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; communication; media; social change; social media; technology; TED@NYC; 2014